Food News: Stolen La Poblanita taco truck has been found

Restaurant openings, closings and more Central Ohio food and drink news

Erin Edwards
The Clintonville-based taco truck La Poblanita, photographed in 2018 along Indianola Avenue.

Openings & Announcements 

It was a roller-coaster weekend for the family who runs La Poblanita, a popular taco truck usually parked at 3825 Indianola Ave. in Clintonville. The La Poblanita trailer was stolen in the early morning hours Saturday, driven away by thieves in a red pickup truck. The crime was captured on video. Word of the theft spread quickly on social media over the weekend, and La Poblanita launched a GoFundMe campaign on Saturday to help replace the family’s business. Then on Sunday, WBNS 10-TV reported that the trailer was discovered in the city’s impound lot following a tip. According to the report, the taco truck’s exhaust fan was missing from the top, and it is still unclear whether the trailer has been stripped of equipment.  

A new food truck serving artisan pizza recently hit the streets. Elevated Wood Fired Pizza, which features a Di Fiore wood-burning oven, launched last month. The Neapolitan-style pizzas range from cheese to spicy pepperoni to Alsatian (cream sauce, bacon and onions) to build-your-own. You can track down Elevated at Seventh Son Brewing on Sunday, Dec. 12, or via StreetFoodFinder

The rooftop bar and restaurant Vaso is hosting a Winter Wonderland pop-up event Dec. 13-17, featuring a decked-out rooftop, dining igloos with over-the-top holiday decorations, holiday music and a special cocktail menu. Vaso's Winter Wonderland tickets are $250 per ticket, which includes a two-hour time slot in an igloo, cava and snacks. Tickets are available via vasodublin.com

The owners of Hendoc’s Pub recently sold the business to the folks behind the bars Threes Above High and Fours on High. Replacing Hendoc’s will be Fives Up High at 2375 N. High St. The bar is expected to open Jan. 5, according to posts on social media. 

Zacatecas Mexican Grill is now open at 1175 Worthington Woods Blvd., north of Worthington. 

Temporary Closings 

The new Japanese and Korean restaurant Hashi in Granville (128 E. Broadway) has temporarily closed until further notice, according to a post on its Instagram page. Hashi has had a fitful start since opening in October. The restaurant temporarily shuttered las month due to an unspecified illness and was expected to reopen this month.